The Experience and the Expectations of Achondroplastic Subjects During the Period of Surgical Lengthening

  • E. Molinari
  • M. Mazzetti
  • G. Peri
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


The aim of the research was to examine the psychological effect that surgical lengthening of the lower limbs has upon achondroplastic subjects (2, 3, 4, 5); in particular the study was focused on the personality of the achondroplastic subjects, on the subjective experience of the lengthening during the period of physiotherapy and on their expectations related to the surgical operation.


Subjective Experience Psychological Effect Intelligence Test Intellectual Development Objective Fact 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Molinari
    • 1
  • M. Mazzetti
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Peri
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology Dept.Catholic UniversityItaly
  2. 2.Italian Auxologic CentreMilanItaly

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